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Daily Archives: March 3, 2015

La compañía Amazon.com Inc parece estar preparándose para enviar paquetes a Cuba, a menos de tres meses de que funcionarios de Washington y La Habana acordaron restaurar sus lazos diplomáticos. 

Corresponsales de Reuters en La Habana vieron el lunes un botón de "envío a Cuba" en el sitio de Internet de Amazon. Pero la opción no parece funcionar y los reporteros recibieron un mensaje de error cuando intentaron ordenar un artículo y pedir su entrega en la Isla. 

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…  interviewed Fidel Castro from the Havana Hilton for "The Tonight … members spent four days in Havana over President's Day … opens up about his groundbreaking Cuban adventure. After more than 20 … see Cuba -- you can’t really say Cuba it was just HavanaContinue reading
Gividing audiovisual services to state and private sector is the main goal of the compnay Producciones TRIMAGEN SA in the north-eastern Cuban province of Holguin, a business unit created 14 years ago, Continue reading
The seventh Expociencia event brought several remarkable outcomes, one of them the singing of a working agreement between the Ministry of Science Technology and Environment (CITMA) and the University Continue reading
The United States and Cuba have held a second round of talks as part of the effort to restore full diplomatic ties for the first time in more than half a century. The two sides could reopen embassies Continue reading
MOSCOW — NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden wants to return to the United States from Russia if he’s guaranteed a fair trial, his Russian lawyer said Tuesday. Anatoly Kucherena told... Continue reading

"Vamos a mirar un poco de vacas", le decía un adolescente a otro en el camino hacia la pasada edición de la Feria Internacional Agroindustrial Alimentaria (Fiagrop). El evento, que tiene lugar cada año en el Parque Ferial de Rancho Boyeros de la capital cubana, abrirá sus puertas al público del 14 al 22 de marzo próximos. Se trata de una oportunidad para ver hermosos y saludables animales, muy diferentes a los que muestran los campos cubanos.

La Feria ha tratado de erigirse como una cita para los ganaderos, pero no ha logrado pasar de ser una mera muestra de imposibles, dado el estado calamitoso en el que se encuentra la ganadería en Cuba. La edición de este año se realizará en medio de un grave desabastecimiento de productos alimentarios y un alza significativa en los precios de la carne de cerdo.

Sin embargo, la Feria sigue siendo un espacio para la recreación en familia y la oportunidad de que los niños residentes en La Habana puedan ver animales de granja, más allá de los dibujados en las páginas de los libros escolares. El Parque Ferial de Rancho Boyeros, construido en 1933, acogerá en sus instalaciones a expositores nacionales y extranjeros, directivos, técnicos y especialistas del sector agropecuario.

[[QUOTE:La presencia más esperada vendrá de Estados Unidos, que este año se suma por primera vez a la Feria]]La presencia más esperada vendrá de Estados Unidos, aunque ha participado en ediciones anteriores de la Feria. Un centenar de empresarios agrícolas de Estados Unidos que visitan la Isla esta semana han apoyado el fin del embargo y han afirmado que estaban dispuestos a impulsar el sector productivo cubano. Los visitantes representan a la Coalición Agrícola de Estados Unidos para Cuba (USACC, en inglés), que agrupa una treintena de empresas agrícolas y alimentarias.

Los expositores extranjeros se alternarán con productores nacionales, según ha precisado a la prensa oficial Ignacio Caraballo Barreto, director de Fiagrop. Entre los momentos más esperados del evento, estará como siempre la exposición de las mejores especies del país, un verdadero muestrario de cerdos rollizos y vacas saludables que provocan gritos de exclamación y sorpresa en el público.

Participarán 23 empresas extranjeras y 48 nacionales –más que la edición anterior– que expondrán en cuatro pabellones climatizados y dos carpas. La muestra nacional está compuesta por más de 1.000 cabezas entre aves, ganado menor y mayor, además de equinos muy seleccionados.

[[QUOTE:La edición de este año se realizará en medio de un grave desabastecimiento de productos alimentarios y un alza significativa en los precios de la carne de cerdo]]Las actividades de rodeo y coleo han llegado a convertirse en el plato fuerte del evento, pues plantean una opción recreativa que se sale de la rutina de lo que se ofrece en la capital. Eso incluye competencias ecuestres en las que participarán varias destacadas figuras de América Latina.

Habrá también varias rondas de negocios en las que se promoverá la cartera de oportunidades del sector con el auspicio de la Cámara de Comercio de Cuba, el Ministerio de Comercio Exterior y la Inversión Extranjera, el Ministerio de la Agricultura y el Centro para la Promoción del Comercio Exterior.

El gran reto de la Feria Internacional Agroindustrial Alimentaria es ayudar a aumentar la producción de carne vacuna, la crianza de cerdos y la disponibilidad de carne de pollo. Sin embargo, por el momento esos hermosos animales sólo se ven en esa vitrina.

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AFP © Enlarge photo Paris (AFP) - President Francois Holland will make the first ever visit by a French head of state to Cuba in May in the latest sign of a thaw between the isolated communist nation Continue reading
A vessel flying the Chinese flag and headed toward Cuba was reportedly captured by Colombian authorities. It was carrying at least multiple containers loaded with ammunition for heavy artillery. According Continue reading
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Jack Considine, representante demócrata, dijo que el mejoramiento de las relaciones con Cuba propician un momento ideal para que los productores de Minnesota exploren oportunidades. Continue reading
Madrid, March 3 (RHC) -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos stressed the role of Cuba in the advancement of the peace dialogue for his country underway in Havana. In statements during a Forum for Continue reading
Washington, March 3 (RHC) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that he hopes the United States will be able to open an embassy in Havana by the time of the Americas Summit in Panama in mid-April. Continue reading
Brussels, March 3 (RHC) -- Cuba will be among participants at an international conference in Brussels today to mobilize a final push to end the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and ensure the delivery of Continue reading
Montevideo, March 3 (RHC) -- Cuban President Raul Castro and newly-inaugurated Uruguayan head of state Tabaré Vazquez have met in Montevideo and stressed the excellent level of bilateral relations between Continue reading
Baseball Ciego de Ávila remained in 3rd place at the 54 th Cuban Baseball Championship by beating 8-1 to Isla de la Juventud on Monday to be ratified as the best team in the 2nd stage of the Season . Continue reading
The Havana Cigar of the Year Prize in the sphere of communication was given to U.S. publicist Gary Heathcott, who praised on Saturday the efforts of Cubans and expressed his hope in the resumption of Continue reading
The US Agricultural Coalition for Cuba (USACC) is strongly defending the lifting of the US blockade of Cuba, said the president of the Coalition, Devry Baughner, in a press conference Monday in Havana. Continue reading
03 de marzo de 2015, 15:38 Havana, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Nearly half a million Cuban children will be vaccinated in the 54th National Anti Polio Vaccination Campaign, which first stage will be carried Continue reading
By Arshad Mohammed, Warren Strobel and David Adams WASHINGTON/MIAMI (Reuters) - The White House has proposed turning Radio Marti, a U.S. government-controlled broadcaster created in part to undermine Continue reading
French President Francois Hollande will visit Cuba in May in a move to improve diplomatic and economic links with Havana, his office the Elysee said on Tuesday. "The visit of the President of the Republic Continue reading
La enferma fue trasladada desde una distancia de aproximadamente 4 kilómetros, por una vía en muy mal estado, lo que le impidió recibir a tiempo el suministro de oxígeno medicinal que necesitaba Continue reading
, EST. FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2014 file photo, actor Richard Gere seen at the "Time Out Of Mind" premiere at the Elgin Theatre during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. The 14th Continue reading
PARIS, March 3 (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande will travel to Cuba in May, his office said on Tuesday with the European Union due to hold further talks this week aimed at increasing trade, Continue reading

Las autoridades de Colombia ordenaron la detención del capitán del barco chino Da Dan Xia, que viajaba con destino a Cuba y transportaba ilegalmente alrededor de 100 toneladas de pólvora y otro material bélico, informa Reuters.

El barco fue inmovilizado el sábado en el puerto marítimo de Cartagena, sobre el Mar Caribe, después de las actividades de inspección en las que se detectó el material con documentación para el transporte de cereales.

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El Centro Cultural Cubano de Nueva York abre su programación de este año con la presentación de la antología de narrativa Cuba in Splinters. Eleven Stories from the New Cuba, publicada en inglés por O/R Books.

En el acto participan Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, editor del libro y autor, la escritora Lizabel Mónica y la traductora Hillary Gulley. El evento se llevará a cabo en inglés.

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A vessel flying the Chinese flag and headed toward Cuba was reportedly captured by Colombian authorities. It was carrying at least multiple containers loaded with ammunition for heavy artillery. According Continue reading
El presidente de Francia realizará una gira por el Caribe del 8 al 11 de mayo que finalizará en Cuba, anunció el . Continue reading
El presidente de Francia, François Hollande, visitará Cuba el próximo 11 de mayo, en el que será el primer viaje a la isla caribeña de un jefe de Estado galo, según el Elíseo. Continue reading
Colombian authorities detained a China-flagged ship traveling to Cuba for illegally transporting around 100 tons of gunpowder and other materials used to make explosives and arrested the captain, the Continue reading
PARIS (AFP) - President Francois Hollande will visit Cuba on May 11 in the first-ever such visit by a French head of state, the French presidency announced on Tuesday. The trip is also set to be the Continue reading
En vez de exportar leche en polvo de Nueva Zelanda, como hace ahora Cuba, tendrá una planta procesadora en Uruguay que le abastecerá del producto. Continue reading
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian authorities detained a China-flagged ship traveling to Cuba for illegally transporting around 100 tonnes of gunpowder and other materials used to make explosives and arrested Continue reading
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Colombian authorities have maintained their silence on Tuesday regarding a Chinese-flagged ship that, unofficial sources say, is being held at the port of Cartagena under suspicion of allegedly transporting Continue reading
La firma de un acuerdo favorecería la llegada de ayuda europea para la alicaída economía cubana, y también favorecería las exportaciones al bloque a la Isla. Continue reading
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LIMA, Peru - Last month's landmark deal to resume diplomatic ties between Washington and Havana was supposed to end more than a half-century of hostility that at one point threatened to blow the whole Continue reading
Ángel Santiesteban-Prats, Jaimanitas Border Patrol Prison Unit, Havana, December 2014 — Raúl Castro has just finished his address to the so-called Cuban “parliament” this morning, Dec. 20, 2014. For those who are familiar with the logic of the Castro brothers throughout this more than half-century since they installed themselves in power, his words do not produce the least surprise. They have been like the Second Declaration of Havana [1] and a reaffirmation of his “socialist character.” President Barack Obama’s enthusiasm, his excess of emotion and assuredness, convinced as he is of acting in the Cuban people’s best interests and, of course, most significantly and above all else, in the most beneficial way for the United States (for many reasons that we are not going to explain in this post) — for the Cuban regime, it is nothing more than a power play, a show of arrogance and contempt. Obama’s words insulted and frightened the Communists, who therefore demanded a forceful response. I can picture Fidel Castro’s aggravation upon hearing it, the insults that he must have spewed upon interpreting Obama’s remarks as insolence. Simply put, the words of the dictator quash the dreams of Obama, who enjoys the unique and unprecedented opportunity given him, and which barely hours later, already confirm for him that about which some in the dissident movement have warned him: that the more the Castros gain strength, the more they will double down on human rights violations – because a totalitarian system is diametrically opposed to independent, individual thought. In his speech, if General Castro broached the subject of the opposition, it was to label us as “mercenaries at the beck and call of the United States.” To call me that, who have never entered the U.S. Interests Section building, save for the year 2000 when I went to the common area on the ground floor to collect my visa, for my first cultural trip to the north, is effrontery of the first order. Since then, I have been given a visa without appearing in-person. Similarly, never have I received money or instruction of a political nature. I have never been face to face with a representative of the United States government. If I have had two faults since joining the dissidence, they are the suffering caused to my loved ones, and the financial drain on my sister, Mary, and my closest friends. Nonetheless, I am accused of being a “mercenary” — I who gave up receiving the government’s handouts which, because of literary prominence, others with less, live like princes attached to the dictator’s teat. There is no need to be confused. If in his first speech announcing the prisoner exchange, Raúl Castro said that “we should learn the art of coexisting, in a civilized manner, with our differences,” these are manipulative words, uttered only so that President Obama will take ownership of them. The mind of the Castros is focused on “big ideas” about projects at the U.S. and Cuba government level — never on the “ordinary understanding” with which we long for our divergent thinking to be accepted, at least on principle. The great gift in Castro’s response is that we now find ourselves at the beginning, and negotiations with the Castros are not now, nor will ever be, of any use. Would that this causes Obama to pay attention to and trust the opposition. Translated by: Alicia Barraqué Ellison [1] http://translatingcuba.com/racist-practices-and-behaviors-make-a-comeback-mackandal-manuel-aguirre-lavarrere/ Continue reading
Defendieron la necesidad de una reforma de la ley electoral en Cuba que posibilite unas elecciones libres en las que puedan concurrir los grupos de la oposición al régimen. Continue reading
Tribeca Film Festival 2015 Lineup Features World Narrative, Documentary Competition . The World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections for the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival were made on Continue reading
Nicolás Maduro nació en Bogotá y llegó a Venezuela por primera vez cuando tenía dos años, concluyó un estudio sobre el verdadero origen del gobernante chavista que fue divulgado el jueves, al término de una investigación de varios meses, afirma el diario El Nuevo Herald Continue reading
Natalia Revuelta Clews tenía 89 años, era de origen burgués y la madre de la primera hija del expresidente cubano Fidel Castro. Su ascendencia era inglesa y fue considerada una de las mujeres más bellas de la sociedad habanera de su época. Continue reading
Paris: President Francois Hollande will visit Cuba on May 11 in the first ever such visit by a French head of state, the French presidency announced Tuesday. His "visit to Cuba on May 11 will constitute Continue reading